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China IIoT market to see 20% CAGR in next four years

Oct 17, 15:10

In line with the advent of the Industry 4.0 era, China is aggressively gearing up for the development of IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) applications to accelerate industrial upgrades and transformations, with its domestic IIoT market scale estimated to experience a CAGR of 20% during 2016-201,...

iiot

Alibaba Cloud to be top-2 cloud operator in 2-3 years, says president

Oct 17, 14:04

Alibaba Cloud under China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba Group expects to become the world's top-2 public cloud computing services providers along with AWS (Amazon Web Services) in 2-3 years, according to company president Simon Hu.

IoT vertical markets in Indonesia: Q&A with Indosat executives

Oct 16, 13:46

Indosat, the second largest telecom operator in Indonesia and boasting the strongest IoT (Internet of Things) technology capability, has recently launched a smart vehicle fleet integration system dubbed Nextfleet through its B2B arm Indosat Ooredoo. The system utilizes IoT devices to help corporate...

Wahyu Dwiono (center), Indosat's IoT solutions manager

Alibaba to spend over US$15 billion on global R&D

Oct 13, 14:27

China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba has announced that it will invest over CNY100 billion (US$15.177 billion) in the next three years into a global technology research and collaboration program.

Alibaba CTO Jeff Zhang

Digitimes Research: Global smart home market heading for a melee

Oct 12, 11:06

The global smart home market is bracing for fierce competition. Apple is likely to optimize some features of iPhone X for smart home applications; Amazon has launched an additional of five Echo-series products to enhance its Alexa platform; and Nest has unveiled a number of new smart home devices as...

Google reportedly places orders for detachable Pixelbook

Oct 11, 14:22

Google has recently announced its latest Pixelbook featuring a 360-degree foldable touchscreen display. Sources from the upstream supply chain have disclosed that the device is manufactured by Quanta Computer and Google has recently placed orders for another detachable Pixelbook model with the ODM.

Google Pixelbook Chromebook

PChome Store to raise capital

Oct 6, 11:30

PChome Store has disclosed a plan to issue up to 10 million new shares for subscription through private placement to enhance its C2C business, especially smartphone-based shopping.

Subaru to adopt Mitac navigation app for 2018 car models

Oct 6, 11:23

Mitac International has announced that Subaru will adopt its Magellan navigation app for the Forester, Outback, Legacy, Crosstrek and WRX car models to be launched in 2018.

Magellan in-car navigation app

Ways to explore Indonesia ICT market: Q&A with Aptiknas chairman Franky Christian

Oct 3, 12:07

When making forays into the Indonesia market for ICT products, Taiwan makers would curiously ask where their business opportunities are after finding that the smartphone market is getting matured and smart city and IoT (Internet of Things) applications are just beginning there. They would also wonder...

Franky Christian (right), chairman of Aptiknas in Indonesia

Ibase Gaming seeking to become system integrator

Sep 29, 12:33

Taiwan gaming machine maker Ibase Gaming, an affiliate of industrial PC maker Ibase Technology, will take a road not taken by peer makers in its future business development, with the listing expected to grant the company more resources and momentum to materialize its corporate vision, the firm's chairman...

Baidu releases Apollo 1.5

Sep 27, 14:38

China-based search engine Baidu has upgraded Apollo, its open-source autonomous driving platform, from the initial version 1.0 released on early July 2017 to version 1.5 by adding five core capability modules.

China January-August software revenues total CNY3.460 trillion

Sep 26, 11:44

China's software industry consisting of 34,932 companies generated revenues of CNY3.460 trillion (US$505.98 billion) in January-August 2017, growing 13.8% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Education IT spending in APEJ to surpass US$11.8 billion by 2020, says IDC

Sep 25, 15:07

Education IT spending in the APEJ (Asia-Pacific, excluding Japan) area will increase from US$9.8 billion in 2015 to US$11.8 billion by 2020, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.86% for the period, according to IDC.

China enacting law to facilitate development of self-driving cars

Sep 22, 16:06

In an effort to accelerate the development of its smart car industry, China is moving to legislate regulations governing the production and driving of smart vehicles. Its National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) is mapping out a set of guidelines to steer the smart car industry development...

China IoT market scale estimated to exceed CNY1.5 trillion by 2020

Sep 22, 14:06

China's IoT (Internet of Things) market scale has posted an annual expansion of over 20% over the past few years, and the market value is estimated to exceed CNY1.5 trillion (US$227.6 billion) by 2020 from CNY900 billion in 2016, according to the China Annual IoT Development Report (2016-2017) recently...

Taiwan delegation exploring smart manufacturing in Germany

Sep 21, 15:43

In an effort to explore the essence of Industry 4.0 and promote technical exchanges and cooperation with German tech firms, a Taiwan smart machinery delegation is currently visiting related government units and leading automation firms in Germany, looking to better understand how German enterprises...

Taiwan and German delegates at a bilateral smart machinery forum held alongside EMO Hanover 2017

China banks install face ID-enabled ATMs

Sep 21, 10:26

Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) and China Merchants Bank (CMB) have applied face ID technology to ATMs for user authentication, according to media reports.

FormoSat-5 sends blurry images

Sep 20, 14:20

Images transmitted from FormoSat-5, Taiwan's first satellite completely designed domestically, are blurry with light spots beside buildings in urban areas, according to National Space Organization (NSPO) under government-sponsored National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs).

LPWAN reduces maintenance and operation costs of IoT devices with long life cycles

Sep 19, 11:28

The value of emerging smart IoT (Internet of Things) applications can be shown based on low power wide area networks (LPWAN) that boast high safety, low cost and easy management, and among LPWAN solutions, the LoRa technology has been kicking off.

Lin Yu-hsiung, senior product manager at Advantech

AI processor emerging as new opportunity for China, says expert

Sep 18, 16:11

Artificial intelligence (AI) processors will constitute a new opportunity for development in China, as AI applications are emerging rapidly to trigger a new round of demand in AI processors, according to Yu Kai, founder and CEO of China-based Horizon Robotics.

Yu Kai, CEO of Horizon Robotics

Application of AI to change car-making ecosystem, says TTIA

Sep 18, 12:03

AI (artificial intelligence) application to automotive design will change the automaking ecosystem with software taking the driver's seat from hardware, according to Taiwan Telematics Industry Association.

ITRI helps firm run O2O smart home services

Sep 18, 11:53

Information and Communications Research Laboratories (ICL) under government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has transferred two cloud computing technologies to Happiness Jia for it to provide O2O smart home services in Taiwan, according to the company.

Taiwan's Asia Silicon Valley plan to highlight AI, self-driving tech in 2018

Sep 15, 14:59

After scoring impressive achievements at the end of its first implementation year in early September 2017, the Taiwan government's Asia Silicon Valley Development Plan (ASVDP) is moving into a higher gear in the second year, focusing more on AI applications to transportation and air pollution control...

Asia Silicon Valley

Nextchip licenses CEVA platform for ADAS vision system

Sep 15, 14:21

CEVA, a licensor of signal processing IP for smart connected devices, has announced that Nextchip, a fabless company specializing in embedded vision applications for ADAS systems, has licensed the CEVA-XM4 imaging and vision platform for its Apache4 vision-based pre-processor targeted at real-time...

Nextchip Apache4

Taiwan market: Lingvist services launched

Sep 15, 12:40

LinkTel has launched Lingvist services in the Taiwan market, with TOEIC testees as target users. Lingvist, a foreign language learning platform based on AI (artificial intelligence) and big data analysis, was established in Estonia in 2013 and launched in the Taiwan market in March 2017.

PChome Online chairman Jan Hung-tze

Taiwan government boosting smart city solutions

Sep 15, 12:21

The Taiwan government is promoting development of smart city solutions by encouraging enterprises to develop problem-solving comprehensive smart city solutions via cooperation with local governments, according to National Development Council (NDC).

Microsoft appoints new head for Taiwan branch

Sep 15, 11:56

Microsoft has appointed Ken Sun as the new general manager of its office in Taiwan.

Microsoft Taiwan GM Ken Sun

IoT product development hinges on seamless communication among things, says UL

Sep 15, 11:45

Development of the Internet of Things (IoT) applications hinges on seamless communication among connected things, according to Underwriters Laboratories (UL), as a lack of a common standard makes it difficult to enable compatibility between products of different platforms.

Taoyuan cooperates with Microsoft Taiwan for smart city

Sep 13, 15:04

The Taoyuan government has signed an MoU with Microsoft Taiwan to recruit the latter's technological assistance to help the northern Taiwan city turn into a smart city.

Taiwan market: HDS sees expanding presence in solid-state array storage market

Sep 12, 15:01

Hitachi Data Systems' (HDS) Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) F series solutions have gained increased recognition from enterprise users, helping HDS stay as a leading player in the solid-state array storage device market in Taiwan, according to HDS Taiwan general manager Evan Sung.

HDS Taiwan general manager Evan Sung

WCIT 2017: Taiwan aspiring to become software innovator, says president

Sep 12, 12:19

Taiwan has moved beyond hardware production to software innovation and welcomes companies and experts engaged in IoT (Internet of Things), Industry 4.0 or AI (artificial intelligence) around the world to cooperate with local supply chains to develop innovative digital products and application services,...

Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen speaks at WCIT 2017

Autonomous driving market to be battle between closed and open platform providers: Q&A with Jamie Fan from Neousys

Sep 11, 14:19

With autonomous driving becoming a new trend in the IT market, many first-tier IT players including Google and Nvidia have been aggressively expanding their presence in related development. Taiwan's hardware providers have played a key role in the supply chain of the emerging industry.

Taiwan-based IPC maker Neousys

Taiwan moving to deepen high-tech cooperation with US

Sep 7, 16:03

As part of its efforts to enforce the "Reconnect USA" policy, a delegation organized by Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) had signed six memoranda of understanding on cooperation in many high-tech fields with US heavyweight businesses before winding up its week-long visit on Sept 4., according...

Cost-conscious startups to succeed amid explosive AI growth, says Propel(x) founder

Sep 7, 13:50

Thanks to drastic advancement in the performance of computers and processors, the application of AI (artificial intelligence) technologies will surely witness explosive growths in the next few years, as AI can be used to process and analyze huge data, which failed to be done in the past, and applied...

Swati Chaturvedi (center), founder of Propel(x)

IoT applications steal spotlight at 2017 Cross-Strait Startup Contest

Sep 7, 10:55

IoT (Internet of Things) applications took center stage at the 2017 Cross-Strait Startup Competition that just wound up its three-month run in late August at Shanghai Jinshan Cross-Strait Youth Entrepreneurship Base, with China-based ZiFiSense clinching the championship with its low power wide area...

Winners pose at the awarding ceremony for Cross-Strait Startup Contest

Visual recognition AI tech to thoroughly change social, commercial activities

Sep 6, 15:44

While AI (artificial intelligence) has quietly penetrated various fields of human life and bring brand-new dialogue models between machine and mankind, the visual recognition AI technology will thoroughly subvert social exchange, gaming, e-commerce, advertisement, and film industries in the future,...

Xu Li, founder and CEO of SenseTime

GrandTech sets up subsidiary to support AWS

Sep 6, 15:40

GrandTech CG Systems, a provider of value-added marketing services in graphics, imaging, multimedia and information security software, has announced investment of NT$100 million (US$3.3 million) to establish a wholly-owned subsidiary, GrandTech Cloud Services, to support AWS (Amazon Web Services) clients...

Commentary: Cabinet reshuffle casts uncertainty over Taiwan AI, IoT development

Sep 5, 14:00

Premier Lin Chuan, who once served as chairman of Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), and his Cabinet members will resign en masse on September 7, casting uncertainty over the future policies concerning Taiwan's development of AI (artificial intelligence), IoT (Internet of Things), innovation...

Taiwan Premier Lin Chuan

Taiwan market: Microsoft launches Azure Stack

Sep 1, 15:52

Microsoft has launched Azure Stack hybrid cloud platform in the Taiwan market to meet increasing demand for management of sensitive data from enterprise customers.

US startup accelerator Plug and Play may set up branch in Taiwan

Sep 1, 15:36

Plug and Play Tech Center, claimed as the world's biggest startup accelerator and most active venture capitalist based in the Silicon Valley, is studying the feasibility of setting up a branch office in Taiwan and will soon send specialists to the country to solicit corporate members, in the hope of...

Young startup talent from Taiwan

ITRI unveils smart trial production base

Sep 1, 12:42

Government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has inaugurated a smart manufacturing trial base in Taichung Precision Machinery Innovation Technology Park in central Taiwan, in a bid to promote Industry 4.0 and demonstrate smart manufacturing in Taiwan.

Acer to supply VR equipment for Dubai theme park

Sep 1, 10:20

Acer has recently formed a partnership with a virtual reality (VR) theme park in Dubai, the UAE with the construction to be completed by the end of 2017 or in early 2018, according to company chairman Jason Chen.

Taiwan market: JPW to open 8 VR arcades in September

Aug 31, 13:55

JPW International Technology, a VR motion and arcade solution provider, will open a total of eight JoyLand VR arcades in five cities around Taiwan in September, according to company founder and CEO JackTong.

JPW promoting VR experiences through VR arcades

WI Harper manages US$165 million fund to help Taiwan develop AI

Aug 31, 11:09

US-based venture capital firm WI Harper Group manages a US$165 million fund partly contributed by the Taiwan government, in a bid to help Taiwan develop AI (artificial intelligence) technology, according to company vice president Norman Liang.

WI Harper Group venture partner Norman Liang

Appier obtains investment of US$33 million in series C round, says paper

Aug 30, 14:52

Taiwan-based AI (artificial intelligence)-based application developer Appier has raised venture capital funds of US$33 million in series C round from Japan-based SoftBank and LINE, South Korea-based Naver (LINE's parent company), Singapore-based Singapore Economic Development Board Investments (EDBI)...

BenQ to offer smart car management system, Papago unveils electronic rear-view mirror

Aug 30, 14:35

EMS provider Qisda's marketing subsidiary BenQ will cooperate with electric vehicle maker RAC Electric Vehicles to launch a smart management system for fleets vehicles in the first quarter of 2018, while GPS navigation device maker Papago has unveiled Ray electronic rear-view mirror.

Papago-developed car-use devices

AMD and Baidu team up to advance GPU computing in datacenters with Radeon Instinct MI series

Aug 29, 15:50

AMD and China-based Baidu have announced a collaboration focused on optimizing software for AMD Radeon Instinct GPUs in Baidu datacenters.

China market: B2C transactions grow 32% in 2Q17, says Analysys

Aug 29, 11:04

In China, B2C online shopping portals generated transactions totaling CNY860.46 billion (US$125.4 billion) in second-quarter 2017, growing 21.8% sequentially and 32.0% on year, according to Analysys International.

China January-July software revenues at CNY2.991 trillion, says MIIT

Aug 29, 11:01

China's software industry generated revenues of CNY2.991 trillion (US$435.92 billion) in January-July 2017, growing 13.5% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Taiwan approves 5-year NT$16 billion AI development plan

Aug 29, 10:41

The Taiwan government has approved a Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) proposal to undertake five strategic tasks with a 5-year budget of NT$16 billion (US$527 million) to boost the country's development of AI-related industries and application.

MOST has worked out a five-year plan for Taiwan's AI development
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